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# maternity - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant

The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.

# maternity - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher

Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.

# maternity - Friday 4 January, 2013

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

# maternity - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012

New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.

# maternity - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Opinion poll shows majority in favour for legislation on X

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post shows some incoherence, though, about other related measures…

# maternity - Friday 30 November, 2012

Patients’ details could be shared between Dublin maternity hospitals

Discussions have begun over the possible introduction of an integrated computer and patient information system to be shared between Dublin’s three maternity hospitals.

# maternity - Monday 26 November, 2012

Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'

A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.

# maternity - Friday 16 November, 2012

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile

The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.

# maternity - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals

The ESRI report also showed that 46 per cent of the 25 per cent of women who delivered a baby on a public basis had an elective Caesarean section.

# maternity - Friday 12 October, 2012

MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital

Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.

# maternity - Friday 25 May, 2012

Plans for nine storey children's hospital on St. James's site revealed Children's Hospital This post contains images

Plans for nine storey children's hospital on St. James's site revealed

The €604 million submission includes plans for a new maternity and paediatric hospital at the Dublin 8 campus.

# maternity - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Column: Symphysiotomy was seen as a gateway to childbearing without limits

Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, Marie O’Connor explains how women’s pelvises were unhinged to avoid Caesarean section, which was disliked by Catholic hospitals because of its association with “the crime of birth prevention”.

# maternity - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Dáil hears calls for justice for survivors of symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy was a practice used during childbirth during the last century before the advent of safe Caesarean sections. However, it was used for longer in Ireland because of Catholic religious and ideological circumstances.

# maternity - Sunday 1 January, 2012

First female Master of National Maternity Hospital starts job Holles Street This post contains images

First female Master of National Maternity Hospital starts job

Dr Rhona Mahony greets Holles Street’s first newborn of 2012 as she faces into a major challenge – the possibility of moving the whole hospital to St Vincent’s Hospital campus.

# maternity - Monday 26 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Babies of overweight mothers 'get fatter in the womb' - study Fat Foetus?

Babies of overweight mothers 'get fatter in the womb' - study

A study by a maternity hospital in London finds that a mother’s weight tends to be passed on to their child, even before birth.

# maternity - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme

It’s claimed that the scheme is being ‘quietly’ withdrawn from Wexford General Hospital. Domino allows for home births and a midwife-led antenatal clinic.

# maternity - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

RTÉ's Miriam calls TV3 to clarify RTÉ website comments

RTÉ host Miriam O’Callaghan goes on TV3′s Midday programme to clarify her stance on working as a mother.

# maternity - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Nearly one in three first-time mums having Caesarean sections

New nationwide figures show that over 30 per cent of first-time mothers gave birth by C-section in 2010.

# maternity - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.

# maternity - Friday 1 April, 2011

Irish mums have more kids than EU counterparts

A new demographic report from the EU’s statistics body shows that Ireland’s mums have more children than anyone else.

# maternity - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.